7 Swans-a-Swimming

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7 days down, 5 to go! 31.3 miles down, 28.7 to go!


7 Swans-a-Swimming today so we made our way to the Swan and Three Cygnets pub in Durham. For a nice cold pint obviously! Distance was only 2.5 miles but with the wind and my legs all stiff, it was tougher than I thought. Thanks to Ross, Paul, John and Peter for supporting again. These guys have all been fantastic. Unfortunately Chris couldn’t make it today but we’re both hoping he’ll be fit for the 11th day.


My fundraising took an even bigger turn for the best today when I discovered Lanchester Dairies had donated £50! Unbelievable! It was also a reminder that tomorrow’s run is 8 Maids-a-Milking with a 9.5 mile climb up to the Dairies. I’m excited and nervous to be honest. I have three definite runners tomorrow, so this is a huge help. Again, I can’t thank the support enough.


While I was out running today, Amy took a phone call from the Northern Echo. There’s a very good chance they’ll be there tomorrow as we arrive so fingers crossed!


Thanks again,


About The Author

Following the birth of his son in 2009, Paul was unfit and sluggish. Since then he's been training using a range of exercise techniques and gained some valuable information over the years. Events he has completed to date are Total Warrior, Pier To Pier, Bamburgh 10k, Hamsterley 10k, Blaydon Races, Newcastle Stampede and over 50 parkruns. In 2012 he created his own challenge called the '12 Days of Christmas.' He raised over £1000 for Percy Hedley by running 60 miles to celebrate their 60 years. In 2013 he ran the '12 parkruns of Christmas' with friend Lee Nyland. The pair raised over £1400 for the Tiny Lives Fund.


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